2019 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit

2019 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit
Date: 17 - 19 June 2019
 TESOL Members: US$249
 Closing dinner:
6/17/2019 - 6/19/2019
Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston 4610 N. Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22203 UNITED STATES

Registration for the 2020 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Will Open on 1 January 2020! 


The only event of its kind in the United States, the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit is an unparalleled professional development opportunity for educators to learn about U.S. federal education issues and advocate for policies that support English learners and the field of English language education.  By attending the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit, you will:

  • learn from experts and insiders about the latest federal education policy
  • enhance your leadership skills with hands-on advocacy training
  • share a powerful message with your members of Congress
  • join your colleagues from across the United States to make a difference


Highlights from the 2019 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit

Top 10 Reasons to Attend According to Past Participants


  Early Rate
     (before 1 May)    
Regular Rate
      (before 12 June)     
TESOL Member  $199 $249
Nonmember $249 $299
Closing dinner (not included with registration) $25  $25
Affiliate Voucher
(See below for details)
50% Discount   50% Discount

Affiliate Voucher


Each U.S. based member of the TESOL Affiliate Network is eligible to receive one (1) voucher for 50% off a single registration fee and one (1) complimentary closing dinner ticket.

NOTE: Affiliate representatives who register without receiving their affiliate code from TESOL will not be able to retroactively apply the discount to their original, full-price order. Please see the Affiliates tab for more details. 

Purchase Orders

For school districts or programs that would like to register attendees via purchase order, please download the form below and follow the instructions for submission. All purchase orders must be received and paid in full no later than 15 June 2020. 

Download a purchase order form here

Full Schedule


The agenda for the 2020 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit will be available in May 2020.

For an idea of the speakers that will be present, please find the full agenda from the 2019 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit here.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds must be received by 1 June 2020. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from the amount to be refunded. No refunds will be granted on site and no refunds will be granted after 1 June 2020. Please e-mail refund requests to David Cutler.

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Thank You to TESOL's Partners

American Federation of Teachers, TESOL’s Strategic Partner

Consent to Use of Recorded Images and Audio

By registering, attending, or participating in meetings and other activities sponsored by TESOL International Association, you agree to allow TESOL International Association to record, reproduce, and distribute your image or voice in photographs, videotapes, audiotapes, and any other methods of reproduction now and in the future. 

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Optional Registration Items

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

If you would like to attend the closing dinner on 19 June, you must purchase a ticket for $20 when you register for the Summit. Select 'add dinner' after you select 'Register Yourself' and before proceeding to the checkout basket.

For more information about TESOL Advocacy Summit, please contact David Cutler, TESOL's Policy and Communications Manager.


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